Rita Ann Nickerson
Rita Ann Nickerson, 67, passed away peacefully in her home on March 24, 2013. A lifelong resident of Tularosa, she was born on October 31, 1945. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and friend. She will be missed immensely and be forever in our hearts.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd "Nick" Nickerson of Tularosa, NM, daughter, Renee Chase and son-in-law, Jeffrey Chase of Lawton, OK, son, Brian A. Sullivan of Alamogordo, NM, brother Tony Brusuelas of Albuquerque, NM, brother, Walt Hisenberg of Tularosa, NM, step-son, Lloyd Nickerson Jr., step-son, Glenn Nickerson, step-daughter, Mellisa McKay, step-daughter, Penny Montes, step-daughter, Connie Rogers, granddaughter, Megan Chase, granddaughter, Melanie McKay, grandson, Mike McKay Jr., grandson, Josh Nickerson, grandson, Ben Nickerson, granddaughter, Lorisa Gruehl, grandson, Glenn Nickerson Jr., grandson, Isiah Nickerson, grandson, Jonathan Gonzales, granddaughter, Iris Gonzales, granddaughter, Savanna Gonzalez, grandson, Nathaniel Rogers, granddaughter, Alexa Rogers, grandson, Payton Rogers, granddaughter, Melanye Montes, granddaughter, Mia Montes, great-granddaughter, Zoey A. McKay, great-granddaughter, Analyse Tomkins, and great-grandson, Trenton M. McKay.
She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Elwood Hisenberg, mother, Lucia Sandoval Hisenberg, and brother, Chris Brusuelas.
The Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, April 1, 2013 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in Tularosa. Father Carlos will officiate. Burial of the ashes will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. A reception will follow immediately at the St. Francis De Paula Parrish Hall.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory, should friends desire.
The Nickerson family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O’Dell Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.